March 9, 2001,
DECIDED: Mr Sham Lal Sharma, president, Punjab State Pharmacist Association, in a written press note, said that the Pharmacy Council of India had decided to upgrade the qualification for the registration of pharmacist from Diploma in Pharmacy to Bachelor of Pharmacy from this year. He further said that only B. Pharma would be considered for the registration as a pharmacist. The president urged the Health Minister to implement the decisions taken in January 3 this year, which included removal of pay anomalies, change of designation as Pharmacy Officers and creation of post of district pharmacy officers and deputy director, pharmacy.
AWARENESS CAMP: The Income Tax Department organised a one-day camp here on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., to develop understanding and awareness among the people to file income tax returns. According to Mr Gurmail Singh, UDC, about 200 new entrants filed their Income Tax returns with collection of Rs 50,000 in one day with the help of the Income Tax team, consisting of Mr Sukhdev Singh, Income Tax Officer; Mr S.C. Sharma, Inspector; Mr Gurdial Singh, Tax Assistant; Mr Paramjit Singh, LDC, besides Mr Ashwani Abroi, Advocate and Mr Prem Kumar, Chartered Accountant.
RELIEF: A meeting of the market committee presided over by its chairperson, Ms Paramjit Kaur Phagarana, held here on Wednesday, decided to give a relief of Rs 42.5 lakh to thrasher victims. After the meeting, Mr Balwant Singh Shahpur, MLA, while talking to mediapersons said that development works in the area, which included construction of Government Women College, Mandi Gobindgarh; boundary wall of Government Senior Secondary School, Amloh; roads and bridges in the villages would be completed soon.
AWARDED: Dr R.K. Bedi and Mr Aman Mahajan of the Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, have been awarded the third prize in the international workshop on “The preparation and characterisation of technologically important single crystals” held at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. The award was presented to them by Dr Krishan Lal, Director of the Laboratory.
KILLED: Roshan Singh was killed while his wife Sukhwinder Kaur was injured seriously in an accident on the G. T. road near Subhanpur village on Tuesday. According to the police, the couple was going to their village on a scooter when a car hit their scooter. A case has been registered.
ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual function was celebrated at the local Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Government College on Wednesday. Mr Balbir Singh Miani, Higher and Medical Education Minister, addressed the gathering.
KHANNA KHARAR COUNTER
SOUGHT: Ex-servicemen on Thursday demanded from General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Hqrs Western Command,
Chandimandir, that a separate counter for issuance of liquor and other canteen items be arranged in CSD canteen, Chandigarh, as they could not stand in queue for a long time. According to a press note issued by Capt Dharam Pal, such facilities were being provided to them in public dealing offices of the government. INQUIRY: The SSP of Ropar on Thursday gave the case of inquiry into Incane Mutual Benefit Ltd, Kharar branch to the Anti-Fraud Cell, Ropar. According to a press note, a cheating case against branch manager and others was registered on March 16, 2000, but no considerable progress has been done so far.
COUNTER SOUGHT: Ex-servicemen on Thursday demanded from General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Hqrs Western Command, Chandimandir, that a separate counter for issuance of liquor and other canteen items be arranged in CSD canteen, Chandigarh, as they could not stand in queue for a long time. According to a press note issued by Capt Dharam Pal, such facilities were being provided to them in public dealing offices of the government.
INQUIRY: The SSP of Ropar on Thursday gave the case of inquiry into Incane Mutual Benefit Ltd, Kharar branch to the Anti-Fraud Cell, Ropar. According to a press note, a cheating case against branch manager and others was registered on March 16, 2000, but no considerable progress has been done so far.
INSPECTION: Mr Justice A. S. Gill, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, will carry out the inspection of all civil and criminal (judicial and executive) courts of Ludhiana Sessions Division from March 12 to March 17. Giving details, Mr S.S. Arora, District and Sessions Judge, informed that Mr Justice Gill would arrive at the Circuit House on March 12 in the morning, where he would be received by the judicial, executive and police heads of the district, along with other judicial and district officials. Apart from inspection of the district courts, the High Court Judge would also review the progress of the ongoing construction of new judicial courts complex in the mini Secretariat here. Mr Justice Gill would hold a meeting with the representatives of the District Bar Association to discuss the speedy disposal of pending court cases in different courts here.
TEACHERS’ UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Punjab State Aided School Teachers and Other Employees Union: president — Mr jeet Singh Tiwana; secretary — Mr Pawan Bansal; and treasurer — Mr Mohinder Kumar Dheer.
PROMOTED: The Field Officer of Land mortgage bank, Samrala, Mr Tarlochan Singh Dharni, and a senior clerk, Mr Vijay Kumar, have been promoted as Assistant Managers in the Land Mortgage, Bank of Khamanon and Machhiwara respectively.
CHECK-UP CAMP: The Central Bank of India in association with Alembic organised a free diabetes and blood pressure check-up camp, on Wednesday. As many as 160 patients were examined and medicines provided to the diabetic patients.
YOGA SAMMELAN: The Chandigarh Yoga Sabha in association with the Haryana Yoga Sabha will celebrate the birth anniversary of its founder president Yogacharya Yogiraj Swami Devi Dayal Ji Maharaj, on March 10 and March 11 at Yog Divya Mandir, Sector 12, Panchkula. This was stated on Thursday by Mr A.P. Srihan, general secretary of the Chandigarh Yoga Sabha. He said that on this occasion, a yoga sammelan would be held under the guidance of Prof M. Lal, present pradhan yogacharya of the sabha.
DEPUTATION CALLS ON ADVISER: A deputation of the coordination committee of government and MC employees and Workers UT met Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the Administrator of Chandigarh, here on Thursday. The deputation led by Mr Ramesh Kant, convener of the committee, and urged the adviser that the employees transferred from the Chandigarh Administration to the Municipal Corporation should be treated on deputation with the corporation. They also urged the Adviser to release arrears of the daily wage earners as per the decision of the Supreme Court. This was said in a press note of the committee.
ALCOHOLISM DISCUSSED: An interactive talk on the effects of alcoholism on the family was organised by the Drug Awareness and Counselling Centre of the Servants of the People Society at Khuda Lahora village on Thursday. As many as 30 women of the village participated.
QUAKE RELIEF: The LIG Group II Residents Welfare Association, Sector 38 West, has contributed Rs 3,050 to the Red Cross Relief Fund — Gujarat, according to a press note issued here on Thursday.
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